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Screen Dimming?

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#1
A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen goes
instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?
 
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Malke

#2
PRH3 wrote:
> A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen goes
> instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?


Since you haven't told us anything about your computer or whether you
upgraded to Vista or got it preinstalled, it's not possible to give you
specific advice. If you have a laptop and you upgraded to Vista, my
guess is that you need the drivers and power management software for
Vista that you can only get from the laptop mftr. If this isn't your
situation, then please post back after looking at this link to see what
details to include in your next post:

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
 
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Mark \(MCP\)

#3
I use a laptop with Vista Business installed. I noticed this odd behavior
in Vista after it has been in either Sleep or Hibernation mode. Restarting
Vista corrects the dim screen problem. The same laptop ran XP without this
problem occurring, so its related Vista.


"PRH3" <PRH3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:838614E4-1F0C-4B1B-AB44-2CF10B17D81A@microsoft.com...
> A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen goes
> instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?
 
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Dustin Harper

#4
"Don't Panic!". Great advice from a great book... :) Douglas Adams was a
great man.

On topic: do you have any profiles set with your display drivers? Some allow
you to change the brightness, contrast, etc., and as Windows starts up, it
runs on default. As soon as the display driver module loads, it loads that
display profile.

You may have an icon on the taskbar from NVIDIA or ATI that has a properties
menu. Look in there and you might be able to change it to something better.

--
Dustin Harper
dharper@vistarip.com
http://www.vistarip.com


> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
 
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David N

#5
I also have had this happen to me a couple of times on my notebook. In my
case it was a hardware problem. When I would first open up the lid of my
laptop, the small LCD switch would get stuck, so the system thought that the
notebook lid was closed instead of open. I haven't closed the lid of my
notebook in about 3 weeks, and I have not experieneced this problem again.

"Mark (MCP)" <nipperspot-at-gmail-dot-com> wrote in message
news:efZt6NDXHHA.4880@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I use a laptop with Vista Business installed. I noticed this odd behavior
>in Vista after it has been in either Sleep or Hibernation mode. Restarting
>Vista corrects the dim screen problem. The same laptop ran XP without this
>problem occurring, so its related Vista.
>
>
> "PRH3" <PRH3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:838614E4-1F0C-4B1B-AB44-2CF10B17D81A@microsoft.com...
>> A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen
>> goes
>> instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?

>
>
 
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Richard Urban

#6
It's related to Vista only in the fact that you do not have the equivalent
Vista drivers and manufacturers utilities installed - as you did in Windows
XP. Get them and you will find that it is not related to Vista at all.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"Mark (MCP)" <nipperspot-at-gmail-dot-com> wrote in message
news:efZt6NDXHHA.4880@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I use a laptop with Vista Business installed. I noticed this odd behavior
>in Vista after it has been in either Sleep or Hibernation mode. Restarting
>Vista corrects the dim screen problem. The same laptop ran XP without this
>problem occurring, so its related Vista.
>
>
> "PRH3" <PRH3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:838614E4-1F0C-4B1B-AB44-2CF10B17D81A@microsoft.com...
>> A few moments after logging on and the desktop appearing, my screen
>> goes
>> instanly dimmer. Is there a solution?

>
>
 
#7
Same problem

I have the same problem on a desktop with an ATI Radeon x1300. Clean install of Vista Ultimate, ATI driver version 7.1. My problem too occurs after sleep or hibernate. The odd thing is that the mouse pointer is nice and brite, the rest of the screen is dim. Not dim to the point of being unusable, but dim enough to be annoying.
 
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the17thsailor

#8
"jarbl" wrote:

>
> I have the same problem on a desktop with an ATI Radeon x1300. Clean
> install of Vista Ultimate, ATI driver version 7.1. My problem too
> occurs after sleep or hibernate. The odd thing is that the mouse
> pointer is nice and brite, the rest of the screen is dim. Not dim to
> the point of being unusable, but dim enough to be annoying.
>
>
> --
> jarbl
>
 
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the17thsailor

#9
My screen does the same thing - the mouse and monitor menus are nice and
bright, but everything else is dim. unlike jabrl, I seem to have this problem
randomly after it comes out of sleep mode or even turn it on for the first
time that day. sometimes restarting helps... but most often not. I've checked
for updated video drivers, but there are none. My computer came with vista 32
bit already installed.

system:
Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000)
(6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 685MB used, 3628MB available
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS
Monitor: veiwsonic VA1912w

"jarbl" wrote:

>
> I have the same problem on a desktop with an ATI Radeon x1300. Clean
> install of Vista Ultimate, ATI driver version 7.1. My problem too
> occurs after sleep or hibernate. The odd thing is that the mouse
> pointer is nice and brite, the rest of the screen is dim. Not dim to
> the point of being unusable, but dim enough to be annoying.
>
>
> --
> jarbl
>